Passions of Bloom Whitman, Melville, Dickinson by Martin Bresnick Int. Festival of Arts and Ideas New Haven

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Lisa Moore plays piano in Martin Bresnick’s world premiere oratorio—a large-scale work for soloists, chorus, and orchestra—takes the thoughts of Harold Bloom, master teacher and secular evangelist of American Literature at Yale University, on a musical journey of passion, insight, and personal revelation. Performed by Yale Choral Artists under the direction of Jeffrey Douma, this world premiere is modeled on Bach’s St. John Passion oratorio, but centers on the lives of legendary poets Walt Whitman, Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson.

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